It’s now spring, and that means it’s the prime time of year to get the garden growing, and local soil expert Nicholas Gerhard is on deck to teach you how to make your soil the best. Mr Gerhard runs the business ‘Soil By Design’, and is hosting one of his biggest workshops this year, ‘The Great Compost Workshop’.
In his workshop he will focus on how to use biology to natural nutrients cycling, as well as compost tea brewing. Biology to natural nutrients cycling covers creating good quality compost that people can use to grow produce, while keeping their soil healthy, instead of using fertiliser, which can damage the soil.
The workshop will be hands-on, with Mr Gerhard explaining the process of making, and turning over, good compost, demonstrating it, and then getting participants to create their own. “Participants will build and turn a compost, and get an understanding of how to make a good compost,” he said.
“This will benefit people as they will learn they can save money by not needing to use fertiliser, as well as improving their soil, making it nutrient rich, and therefore anything they grow with it will also be nutrient rich.”
The workshop will run from 10am-2pm on Saturday September 17 at the Rosnay Organic Farm in Canowindra. The cost will be $70 for a single person, or $50 each for groups of three or more.